The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN): Nurse Practitioner program at Rowan University was established to provide Registered Nurses (RN) area with skills in advanced practice nursing. Students may concentrate in AGACNP, Family/Across the Life Span, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. This program is accredited by the Collegiate Commission of Nursing Education*.
Nurse Practitioner (NP)
The Nurse Practitioner track prepares Registered Nurses (RN) to sit for the specialty certification exam. The certifying agency determines eligibility for the exam. Currently no precertification for exams has been obtained. Students in the Nurse Practitioner track may specialize in Adult Gerontology Acute Care or Family Nurse Practitioner.
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The Rowan University Master of Science in Nursing is a part-time program offered in a hybrid format with a combination of fully online courses, face to face classes, and clinical experiences. At the completion of the MSN the graduate will have completed a minimum of 600 clinical hours in the area of the Nurse Practioner track.
All applicants to the Master of Science in Nursing program will complete 7 core Gradate level courses. Admission to the concentration will only occur after application review by the coordinator. Students interested in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) concentration are required to have current Acute Care experience of 2 years or more to be considered. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all Master of Science in Nursing core courses in order to be considered by the Department of Nursing to move into the Nurse Practitioner Concentration Track.
The following courses make up the M.S. in Nursing: Nurse Practitioner program.
* Special Issues & Trends in Nursing (must be last MSN core course taken)
Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.
The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.
Bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) in Nursing from an accredited institution of higher learning
Current professional resume
Copy of valid CPR card (must be updated every two years and sent the Department of Nursing)
Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) with a minimum grade of “C” or better in all nursing subject area courses
Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned; presented in a sealed official envelope)
Proof of current (U.S) valid RN license (must maintain active New Jersey RN license the duration of the program)
Two letters of recommendation from professional sources
Individual Professional Malpractice Insurance (required at time of application and must be maintained the duration of the program)
Required foundation courses: Comprehensive Health Assessment and Research Applications in Nursing Practice. (the MSN Academic Advisor will determine foundation course equivalencies)
Start Dates & Application Deadlines
The chart below details available entry terms for the M.S. in Nursing: Nurse Practitioner program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.